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Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies)

Course Code: L3HLSC Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 06/09/2021    

Overview

About the course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in the health and social care sector. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

  • You will have the opportunity to apply for the Frimley Park nursing cadet scheme
  • Our purpose-built spaces include a hospital cubicle 
  • Careers related to health and social care include nursing, midwifery, social work, health care assistant or paramedic practice

If you are looking for a rewarding career, the health care sector opens up many opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives. This programme was designed in close collaboration with industry, aiming to equip you with the skill, knowledge and work experience. During your studies you will learn the importance of safeguarding, caring for child and young people, anatomy and physiology.

Costs

Additional costs will be incurred for a DBS check, polo shirt, visits and textbook. Further details will be advised at interview.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

Core Units

  • Developing effective communication 
  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Health safety & security
  • Development through Life Stages
  • Equality, diversity & rights
  • Safeguarding adults & promoting independence
  • Sociological perspectives
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Physiology of fluid balance
  • Physiological disorders
  • Personal and professional development
  • Caring for children & young people
  • Public health

Plus Five Specialist Units

  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviour
  • Mobility & Exercise
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Dementia Care
  • Vocational Experience ( 200 hours in placement)

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through 100% course work. 

The course includes mandatory work placements in a wide range of vocational settings, subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

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Your future

What Next?

This programme is equivalent to 3 A levels and provides the ideal foundation for university study, or you may wish to enter workplace to pursue a career in nursing, midwifery, social work, health care assistant or paramedic practice.

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Entry Requirements

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through 100% course work. 

The course includes mandatory work placements in a wide range of vocational settings, subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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